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Bleszinski’s new game is a free-to-play PC shooter

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In October 2012, Cliff Bleszinski parted company with then employer Epic Games. It came as a bit of a surprise considering Bleszinski had unofficially become the face of the company thanks to the massive success of Gears of War. Since then, Bleszinski has hovered on the periphery of the industry, occasionally posting some concept art, and making comments on occurrences in the gaming scene.

At the end of June, Bleszinski announced that he was coming “out of retirement” to make video games once more. This was swiftly followed by the announcement that he’d started a new development studio together with Guerilla Games co-founder Arjan Brussee. That studio is called Boss Key Productions.

Boss Key’s first game has now been announced and described as a “Free2Play Sci-Fi PC arena shooter”. The game is codenamed “Blue Streak” and as far as we can tell, Martin Lawrence is not affiliated with it. It’s being published by Nexon, which has published other online games like MapleStory and Splash Damage’s Dirty Bomb.

Source: Twitter

  • Delano

    I respect Cliffyb’s ability to make entertaining shooters, so I’m keen to see what he comes up with. I’m not the least bit surprised he announced this, but I am curious that he’s embracing the “free to play” model. It is, statistically, the most profitable monetary system for games, so either he’s gonna make a living again or he’s just trying to show us all that he’s keeping up with the times.

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